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1 Chown, John D., Captain, The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery. THE 9-Pdr. MUZZLE LOADING RIFLE. HISTORICAL ARMS SERIES NO. 9.
Museum Restoration Service, Ottawa, Ontario, 1963. 
32 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps - 10" H). B&w photos, technical drawings, reproductions. Covers the guns, carriages, sleighs, ammunition, sights, equipment, and drills. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small ghost sticker mark on front cover, very light edge wear and rubbing, small corner crease on rear cover. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
FIGHTING DESTROYER:  THE STORY OF HMS PETARD., Connell, G.G.
2 Connell, G.G. FIGHTING DESTROYER: THE STORY OF HMS PETARD.
Crecy, n.p., (1994), revised and updated edition. 
271 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0947554408 B&w photos, maps. "In 'Petard's' first commission from 1942 to 1944, she sank three submarines, one German, one Italian, and one Japanese. Each sinking was the scene of a f ierce struggle on the surface with many casualties. Her commission was served mainly in the Eastern Mediterranean, with a short spell with the Eastern Fleet operating out of Ceylon, during which her ship's company were awarded between them t w o G C ' s , one GM, two DSO's, four DSC's, six DCM's and several Mentions in Dispatches...besides those actions in which she was engaged, the author (gunnery control officer in 'Petard') describes her working up, her periods of relaxation, and th e me n w ho s er ved aboard her. The result is a unique record of what it was like to be in a destroyer on active service at the most critical period in British naval history." Minor bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at bo tt om of rea r h inge, two faint line indentations on rear panel, light wrinkling at top edge of rear flap. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 29.95 USD
 
 
THE ARMY IN THE AIR:  THE HISTORY OF THE ARMY AIR CORPS., Farrar-Hockley, Anthony, General Sir.  Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales.
3 Farrar-Hockley, Anthony, General Sir. Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales. THE ARMY IN THE AIR: THE HISTORY OF THE ARMY AIR CORPS.
Alan Sutton / Army Air Corps, Stroud, 1994, first edition. 
268 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0750906170 Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "From military ballooning in the Sudan in the nineteenth century to helicopter assignments in the Gulf in the late twentieth, Arm y aviation has been at the forefront of Britain's military operations. Here, for the first time, the remarkable story of the Army Air Corps is compellingly told....The British Army was first involved in airborne operations as early as the 1 8 8 0 s , w h en it established a Balloon Section in the Corps of Royal Engineers. Subsequently, it was among the first armies in the world to recognize the military implications of the invention of the aeroplane and, following the success of t h e Ai r Ba tt al i on , which replaced the Balloon Section in 1911, a handful of enthusiasts emerged to form the Royal Flying Corps. The Army returned to the air once more with the outbreak of the Second World War, making a unique contribution to gr ou nd op era tio ns th rou gh aerial observation for artillery and by providing glider pilots for British airborne forces. Soldier pilots were retained after the war for target spotting and liaison work, and when helicopters arrived, the Army i nsi ste d o n o pera ting th ose eng age d in the warp and weft of land battle, reviving its own Army Air Corps to this end. 'The Army in the Air' tells the fascinating story of those spirited and skilled individuals who lie behind the distinguis hed hist ory of t he Ar my Ai r Co rps, from the early military balloonists of the Victorian age to the efficient fighting force of today - and tomorrow." Very light cigarette odor, three tiny corner bumps, minor rubbing on botom edge of boards. Du st ja cket has very l ight w rinkl ing a t top/ botto m of spine and flsp-folds, very light rubbing, minor wear at bottom of spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
HMCS HAIDA:  BATTLE ENSIGN FLYING., Gough, Barry M.
4 Gough, Barry M. HMCS HAIDA: BATTLE ENSIGN FLYING.
Vanwell, St. Catharines, Ontario, 2001. 
255 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1551250586 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans, colour plates. " 'HMCS Haida's story is an account of sharp-end war; of Canada's naval experience in Murmansk convoys and Briti sh Home Fleet protection; in English Channel operations, when Canadian and British naval units swept the German naval ensign from the seas; in the destruction of a U-boat, and in the liberation of Trondheim, Norway. Haida was always in on t h e a c t i o n. She sank more enemy military tonnage than any other Canadian vessel. Haida's finest days were during the intense naval operations leading up to D-Day, when, with her sisters Huron and Iroquois and the ill-fated Athabaskan, with B ri ti s h an d Po li sh men of war, she engaged German destroyers, torpedo boats, minesweepers and others - and never lost. She vigorously carried the war to the enemy at great risk. Her postwar career including two tours in the Korean theatre dis pla ys th e sam e bra ve purpose in her officers and men, trained professionals and dedicated sailors. Barry Gough has written a new chapter in Canadian naval annals, showing that the best equipment brings forth the best results when good fortu ne a nd s upe rb se aman sh ip a nd weapons handling are matched in equal measure - Haida's illustrious story." Very minor edge wear at bottom of flap-folds, minor rubbing. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
IN FOR A PENNY, IN FOR A POUND:  THE ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURE OF A WIRELESS OPERATOR IN BOMBER COMMAND., Hewer, Howard.  Foreword by Group Captain Kenneth McDonald.  Introduction by Flight Lieutenant William H. Dixon.
5 Hewer, Howard. Foreword by Group Captain Kenneth McDonald. Introduction by Flight Lieutenant William H. Dixon. IN FOR A PENNY, IN FOR A POUND: THE ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURE OF A WIRELESS OPERATOR IN BOMBER COMMAND.
Stoddart, Toronto, 2000. 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 077373273X B&w photographs, maps. "In 1940, 19-year-old Howard Hewer dreamed of being the next Billy Bishop, of piloting Spitfires or Hurricanes over Europe. His dream was shattered when he was selected instead for a career as a wireless operator. But his thirst for adventure would certainly be satisfied. He was not to be a pilot, but he would play a vital role in air operations in World War II over Europe and the Mediterrane an. Hewer's life in Bomber Command was never dull, and almost always bittersweet. During training, he fell out of a Fairey Battle, and held on by only one foot high over Lake Erie. In London, he survived a run-in with the infamous 'Piccad i l l y C o m mandos', then dug for victims of an air raid in the rubble of a dance hall. But Hewer found life in the belly of Wellington, or 'Wimpy', bombers the most hazardous of all. He and his crew of 218 and 148 Squadrons flew important nigh t op er at i on s ov er Germany and North Africa, dropping their deadly payloads while dodging enemy flak. All the while, Hewer was busy at the radio controls identifying his Wimpy's position and detecting false codes from Axis operators, who were al way s o n t he pr ow l t o lure unsuspecting Allied bombers into landing on enemy airfields. On perhaps his bravest mission of the war, as a driver for the RAF in North Africa, Hewer drove deep behind enemy lines, where he exchanged fire with I tal ian troo ps. An othe r t ime, in Suez, he became bored while on medical leave, and joined on as a wireless operator on another operation. Soon after takeoff, the plane took flak and crash landed on the desert floor. Hewer was trapped, his le gs c rush ed ag ains t hi s rad io, the e ngines of the plane threatening to explode. At times comical, at others tragic, Howard Hewer's stirring story will leave a lasting imprint on the memory of its readers." Dust jacket has minor rubbing. Nea r Fin e/Nea r Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
MY 56 MONTHS IN THE R.C.A.F.:  A DIARY, JULY 1, 1941 TO FEBRUARY 20, 1946., Keen, George F., F/Lt., D.F.C.
6 Keen, George F., F/Lt., D.F.C. MY 56 MONTHS IN THE R.C.A.F.: A DIARY, JULY 1, 1941 TO FEBRUARY 20, 1946.
Langton, ON George F. Keen 2003 0973358009 / 9780973358001 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine Signed by Author
115 pp, 4to (11" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. Signed by author on title page. Contents: Induction and Guard Duty; Initial Training School Number Five in Belleville; Training at No. 5 Air Observer School, Winnipeg; Number 7 Bombing and Gunnery School, Paulson, Manitoba; No. One Advanced Navigation School, Rivers, Manitoba; Embarkation Leave to Penrhos, Wales; No. 23 Operational Training Unit at Pershore; Operations With 426 Thunderbird Squadron; Operations With 420 Snowy Owl Squadron; Instructing at Long Marston; Training for My Second Tour; Operations With 431 Iroquois Squadron; 428 Ghost Squadron and The Trip Home; Epilogue. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight twist to spine, otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MY 56 MONTHS IN THE R.C.A.F.:  A DIARY, JULY 1, 1941 TO FEBRUARY 20, 1946., Keen, George F., F/Lt., D.F.C.
7 Keen, George F., F/Lt., D.F.C. MY 56 MONTHS IN THE R.C.A.F.: A DIARY, JULY 1, 1941 TO FEBRUARY 20, 1946.
Langton, ON George F. Keen 2003 0973358009 / 9780973358001 First Edition Soft Cover Fine Signed by Author
115 pp, 4to (11" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. Signed by author on title page. Contents: Induction and Guard Duty; Initial Training School Number Five in Belleville; Training at No. 5 Air Observer School, Winnipeg; Number 7 Bombing and Gunnery School, Paulson, Manitoba; No. One Advanced Navigation School, Rivers, Manitoba; Embarkation Leave to Penrhos, Wales; No. 23 Operational Training Unit at Pershore; Operations With 426 Thunderbird Squadron; Operations With 420 Snowy Owl Squadron; Instructing at Long Marston; Training for My Second Tour; Operations With 431 Iroquois Squadron; 428 Ghost Squadron and The Trip Home; Epilogue. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADAIR SABRE., Milberry, Larry.
8 Milberry, Larry. THE CANADAIR SABRE.
CANAV, Toronto, 1986. 
372 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0969070373 Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions, technical drawings (some fold-out), colour photographs. "....tells the story of the 1815 Sab es built under licence by Canadair in Montreal. The story starts in the immediate post-war years, when plans were made to complete 100 aircraft. The program soon gained momentum, reaching a production rate of two a day. Both Canadiar Sab r e s a n d R CAF pilots served with the USAF in Korea. The RCAF's first Sabre squardrons were formed at St. Hubert, Uplands, North Bay and Bagotville, then moved to the U.K. at North Luffenham and finally to the Continent. Their story is enlive ne d wi t h de ta i ls from the squadron diaries and the memories of those who were there...." Slight waviness to fore-edge of textblock, light browning to edges of textblock, light wear to bottom edge of boards, wrinkling at bottom of spine, ghos t s ti cke r ma rk and a fe w very small areas of surface paper loss on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, small area of tiny dints/scuff on rear panel, minor rubbing, minor browning. Very Good/ Very Go od 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
TEE EMM.  NUMBER 11.  FEBRUARY, 1942.  (R.A.F. TRAINING MEMORANDUM / MEMORANDA.), N/A.
9 N/A. TEE EMM. NUMBER 11. FEBRUARY, 1942. (R.A.F. TRAINING MEMORANDUM / MEMORANDA.)
Department of the Air Member for Training, Air Ministry, London, 1942. 
24 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations, including Pilot-Officer Prune cartoons by W. Hooper. Contents: Tee Emm For February; The Swift Training Rifle; The Military Grid; Keeping Fit in Hot Climates; Ten Little Bomber Bo ys; Coriolis; "The Pilot is Beyond the Reach of a Court-Martial"; The Shuftiscope; This Month's Anniversary; The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Lecturers. Interior - cigarette odor, small bump to top corner of pages (and covers), minor br o w n i n g , o therwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning - light on spine, very light rubbing on rear cover, minor edge wear - light on spine, a few tiny scuffs and "T3" written in dark pencil on front c ov er . V er y G oo d- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TEE EMM.  VOL. 2. NO. 2.  MAY, 1942.  (R.A.F. TRAINING MEMORANDUM / MEMORANDA.), N/A.
10 N/A. TEE EMM. VOL. 2. NO. 2. MAY, 1942. (R.A.F. TRAINING MEMORANDUM / MEMORANDA.)
Department of the Air Member for Training, Air Ministry, London, 1942. 
Paging runs 29 to 52, 8 3/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations, including Pilot-Officer Prune cartoons by W. Hooper. Contents: Give 'em Jam on the Bread; "Don't Forget the Glider, Sir!"; The Man Who Didn't Come to Dinner; Learn to Fly by Tee Emm Approach; Learn from the Other Fellow's Mistakes; Handling Enemy Fuses; The C.S. Propeller; Synthetic Training Has Its Uses; Shot Gun Turret Shooting; A Pupil Sometimes Wonders; McCudden, V.C., on Training; Can You Rely o n Y o u r C o mpass?; The Month's Prunery; An Odd Ode for Air Gunners; A.S.R.S. Speaking - More about Pigeons; More Dont's for Fighters; Critical Tables for Airspeed; It Shouldn't Happen to You; P.P.C.I.; Nice Team Work; Models. Interior - cigare tt e o do r, t i ny c reases to top corner of pages (and covers), minor browning - a few tiny foxing marks on inside of covers and on adjacent pages, rusting to staple, small crease at fore-edge of pages (and covers), tiny stain on page 44. Ext eri or - lig ht bro wn ing wi th tiny foxing marks, darkening around edge of front cover, light rubbing on rear cover, minor edge wear - light on spine, "T3" written in dark pencil on front cover, a few small light liquid slashes on front cover, s mall te ar at b ott om o f s pine - c overs and a few pages. Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GUNNER: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II AIRCRAFT TURRETS AND GUN POSITIONS., Nijboer, Donald.  Introduction by Air Vice-Marshal Ron Dick, RAF (Ret.) and Flying Officer Bill Cole, RCAF (Ret.).
11 Nijboer, Donald. Introduction by Air Vice-Marshal Ron Dick, RAF (Ret.) and Flying Officer Bill Cole, RCAF (Ret.). GUNNER: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II AIRCRAFT TURRETS AND GUN POSITIONS.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills 2001 1550463322 / 9781550463323 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Dan Patterson, photography. 
160 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings/diagrams. "Through Dan Patterson's remarkable photography, we get to see, close up, the cramped, cold, exposed turrets that so many young men fought and died in. (The author) examines the role each aircraft played in the war, and veterans describe in spirited detail what it was like to fly and fight in the war's most renowned aircraft. For the first time in print, 'Gunner' reveals not just the turrets of such famous aircraft as the Lancaster and the B-17, but also the rarely seen gun positions of aircraft such as the German Me 410, the Italian S.M. 79 and the Russian Il-2 Shturmovik. Many of the featured aircraft saw battle and have been preserved or meticulously restored. This book allows us to imagine what it must have been like to be an air gunner in the Second World War. Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE COLD BLUE SKY:  A B-17 GUNNER IN WORLD WAR TWO., Novey, Jack.  Edited and with introduction by Fryar Calhoun.
12 Novey, Jack. Edited and with introduction by Fryar Calhoun. THE COLD BLUE SKY: A B-17 GUNNER IN WORLD WAR TWO.
Charlottesville, Virginia Howell 1997 1574270664 / 9781574270662 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
183 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "The year is 1943. Hitler's troops hold the European continent, and the Western Allies are bringing the war to the German homeland with a round-the-clock bombing campaign. Sergeant Jack Novey, an eighteen-year-old volunteer from the streets of Chicago, is hurled into the meatgrinder of the air war over France and Germany. He becomes a waist gunner on the ten-man crew of the 'Black Hawk', one B-17 among the hundreds operating out of English bases. Flying beyond the range of protecting fighters and into the teeth of the Luftwaffe, Jack and his crewmates go on some of the most dangerous and controversial raids of the war. Against heavy odds, they complete their 25 combat missions and live to tell about it." Dust jacket has very miner edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE COLD BLUE SKY:  A B-17 GUNNER IN WORLD WAR TWO., Novey, Jack.  Edited and with introduction by Fryar Calhoun.
13 Novey, Jack. Edited and with introduction by Fryar Calhoun. THE COLD BLUE SKY: A B-17 GUNNER IN WORLD WAR TWO.
Charlottesville, Virginia Howell 1997 1574270664 / 9781574270662 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
183 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "The year is 1943. Hitler's troops hold the European continent, and the Western Allies are bringing the war to the German homeland with a round-the-clock bombing campaign. Sergeant Jack Novey, an eighteen-year-old volunteer from the streets of Chicago, is hurled into the meatgrinder of the air war over France and Germany. He becomes a waist gunner on the ten-man crew of the 'Black Hawk', one B-17 among the hundreds operating out of English bases. Flying beyond the range of protecting fighters and into the teeth of the Luftwaffe, Jack and his crewmates go on some of the most dangerous and controversial raids of the war. Against heavy odds, they complete their 25 combat missions and live to tell about it." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has soft crease at top of front panel, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BROKE AND THE SHANNON., Padfield, Peter.
14 Padfield, Peter. BROKE AND THE SHANNON.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1968, first edition. 
246 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, map. " 'Sir, as the 'Chesapeake' appears now ready for sea, I request that you will do me the favor to meet the 'Shannon' with her ship to ship to try the fortune of our respective fla gs.' So began the challenge to equal combat which Captain Philip Broke sent to Captain Lawrence of the United States frigate 'Chesapeake' on 1st June, 1813. The same afternoon Lawrence sailed to meet him; the engagement which resulted is pe r h a p s t he most celebrated single-ship duel in the annals of the Royal Navy. For the challenger, Broke, it was the climax of years of waiting for a chance to distinguish himself, and it succeeded beyond his dreams. In one furious contest the 'S ha nn on ' a ve nged an unbroken list of five American single-ship victories since the start of the war. (The author) tells the story of Broke's life as it led up to this supreme day and vividly describes the action itself as he has discovered i t a fre sh in co nt emp orary documents and survivors' accounts. As far as possible Broke's own words have been used, in letters to his beloved wife as she waited in Suffolk, in journals and in other papers. He emerges as much more than simply a f ight ing sai lor - he was a sensitive man, lover of flowers and the Latin poets, yet a master gunner whose fascination with scientific devices and ideas on training led to the establishment of the first great gunnery school, 'Excellent', a patriot, a te ache r, a lov ing an d be loved husband and father." Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light rubbing, minor wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - tiny tear at top of spine, minor browning. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
SPITHEAD:  THE NAVY'S ANVIL., Powell, Michael.
15 Powell, Michael. SPITHEAD: THE NAVY'S ANVIL.
Redan & Vedette, n.p., 1977. 
60 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0950544604 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, plans. "An account of the Spithead anchorage and Fortress Portsmouth dealing with invasion, sea power, land power, gunnery, armour, ballistics, ship construction and the science of fortification both in attack and defence over a thousand years as reflected in generations of effort to protect the anchorage and facilities on which mighty sea power depended." Interior - previous o wner's small stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear on spine - minor elsewhere, a few very soft wrinkles. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
16 Pullen, H.F. (Rear-Admiral Hugh Francis Pullen.) THE SHANNON AND THE CHESAPEAKE.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
174 pp, 10 3/4" H. Endpapers show drawings of the ships and map of battle. Colour frontispiece tipped in. B&w plates, blue & white drawings. "During the War of 1812, a thirteen-minute encounter between the H.M.S. Shannon and the U.S.S. Chesapeake set off a chain of events which electrified Britain and the United States. Here is a definitve account of that confrontation by a rear-admiral who devoted nearly ten years to the research of his subject. (He) carefully sets the encounter in its historical background, examining the causes of the War of 1812, the conditions in the British and American navies, and the actual circumstances which led up to and followed the battle which proved so disastrous for the United States and of great significance to the achievement of British naval pre-eminence through gunnery. This narrative account is minutely detailed and very exciting to read, as the author moves from a long survey to a close examination, paralleled in the time-segments dealt with - ten years before the encounter, right down to the action, minute by minute. Rear-Admiral Pullen has done much original research - determining the constitution of the crews and providing tables of those killed in action. Also in appendix is the ballad which grew out of the action and is still sung in Nova Scotia and the other Maritime provinces." Dust jacket has been price-clipped (clipped price is laid in), edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE TRUE GLORY: THE STORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY OVER A THOUSAND YEARS., Tute, Warren.
17 Tute, Warren. THE TRUE GLORY: THE STORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY OVER A THOUSAND YEARS.
Harper & Row, New York, 1983, first American edition. 
288 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0060152125 Map endpapers, b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "A carefully planned and beautifully illustrated history of the Royal Navy and its origins from the time of King Al fred to the present day - a panoramic view of the ships, seamen, organisation and fighting records of the unique force that for a thousand years has stood between England and her foes. As the Falklands Task Force has recently demonstrated, t h e R o y a l Navy of today is capable of operating efficiently and effectively wherever it is required. In its history there have been many lengthy periods when this has been brilliantly demonstrated, notably in the time of Queen Elizabeth I, dur in g t he N ap ol eonic Wars and during large parts of the First and Second World Wars. Yet there have also been times when governmental cheese-paring, faulty design criteria, service squabbles or an unwillingness by those in charge to accept new ide as - su ch as ste am power or the vital importance of air cover - have resulted in appalling temporary reverses only compensated for, in the long run, by the determination, skill and discipline of the crews of the Navy's fighting ships. Both side s o f t his his tor y, t he successes and the failures, are dealt with fully and frankly." Minor browning to edges of text block, slight fading to top/bottom edges of boards, crease/fold with small piece missing on rear pastedown. Dust jacket has has been pri ce-c lipp ed, h as very light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-fold, small area of surface paper loss at top of front flap-fold, very light edge browning. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
KITCHENER: THE MAN BEHIND THE LEGEND., Warner, Philip.
18 Warner, Philip. KITCHENER: THE MAN BEHIND THE LEGEND.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1985, first edition. 
247 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0241115876 B&w photographs, map/battle plans, reproductions. "Kitchener was one of the most successful and far-sighted generals Britain has ever had, and his reputation was worldwide. But he has always been a mystery. Legends proliferated about him in his lifetime, and the circumstances of his death have remained an enigma. Not until recently, with the fresh material which has come to light, has it been possible to find the re al person behind that enormous, intimidating moustache. In this absorbing and percipient study, we begin to realise what a debt Britain owes to Kitchener. Far from being the remote, austere figure of the placards, he was a daring adventurer a n d s p y, a meticulous planner and perfectionist, and a commander who took his place in the forefront of the battle in order to know exactly what was happening. Like modern generals, Kitchener believed that battles should be won before they ar e f ou gh t , an d proved that small, well-organized armies could defeat vastly superior forces. In the Sudan he defeated his enemy in a final, searing battle; in South Africa he fought an entirely different campaign in which he methodically remov ed al l h is en em y's advantages. Setbacks only spurred him to greater efforts. He was trusted by civilians; worshipped by his soldiers; and detested by most of his officers. When he became Commander-in-Chief in India he had no war to fight, b ut he l eft the ar my in g ood shape for when its time came. His talent as a planner was great, and much thought was given to thwarting the Russian ambitions in Afghanistan. In the end the Soviets did not invade that country until sixty years aft er his d eath . A nd a lth ough, in company with Churchill, he is blamed for the Dardanelles disaster, recent disclosures of the limitations of contemporary naval gunnery have shown that the real blame lay elsewhere. In this book (Warner) investi gat es the pers onal myths as well a s the public man; Kitchener's dislike of politicians and the stormy episodes this caused later in his career; the fact that he never married because his intended bride died suddenly at the age of eighteen (he w as n ot homo sexual ); hi s abil ity to find friends among the ranks of his enemies as well as enemies among his friends; and what lay behind his untimely death in 1916." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, bookstore label with additional ink notat ion on f ront pa stedow n, very sma ll stain at top inside edge of rear board. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbingslight fading to spine color. Very Good/Very Goo d 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WE SERVE THAT MEN MAY FLY:  THE STORY OF THE WOMEN'S DIVISION, ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE., Ziegler, Mary.
19 Ziegler, Mary. WE SERVE THAT MEN MAY FLY: THE STORY OF THE WOMEN'S DIVISION, ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE.
Hamilton, Ontario R.C.A.F. (W.D.) Association 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) 
173 pp + pictorial section and index, 8vo (8 9/16" H). Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and insignia on front board. B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Before the C.W.A.A.F.; The First 150; Basic Training and Manning Depots; Postings and the Original Trades; Trade Training and Courses; Life on the Stations; Off Duty: Entertainment, Sports and Leaves; Officers, Mostly at Work; Morale of W.D.'s, Their Friends and Some Enemies; Overseas and How to Get There; Victory; A Post-war World. Gift inscription on free front endpaper, small soiling mark on fore-edge of textblock - minor soiling elsewhere, minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few small very light finger and liquid marks on boards, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WE SERVE THAT MEN MAY FLY:  THE STORY OF THE WOMEN'S DIVISION, ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE., Ziegler, Mary.
20 Ziegler, Mary. WE SERVE THAT MEN MAY FLY: THE STORY OF THE WOMEN'S DIVISION, ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE.
Hamilton, Ontario R.C.A.F. (W.D.) Association 1974 Second Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
173 pp + pictorial section and index, 8vo (8 5/8" H). Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and insignia on front board. B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Before the C.W.A.A.F.; The First 150; Basic Training and Manning Depots; Postings and the Original Trades; Trade Training and Courses; Life on the Stations; Off Duty: Entertainment, Sports and Leaves; Officers, Mostly at Work; Morale of W.D.'s, Their Friends and Some Enemies; Overseas and How to Get There; Victory; A Post-war World. Very minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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